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2 Sustainable Ways To Greet Aunt Flow Every Month

Aunt Flo isn't always a welcome guest, but like it or not, she's here to stay. Fortunately, we live in a world where there are more period products available than ever before. No longer do we have to depend on lamb skins or rubber pantaloons. But, with so many options available, how do women know which product is best for them? When determining the ideal product for your health and lifestyle, there are numerous aspects to consider: Level of physical activity Cost Sustainability - Reusable or disposable? Usability Time efficiency – How long can the product be worn before it needs to be changed or cleaned? And the list goes on. Here is some useful information about two popular menstrual...

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What Most People Get Wrong About The Menstrual Cup

  Because a menstrual cup has to be inserted into the vagina, there have been some long-standing concerns about its use. Today, let’s take a look at 5 common misconceptions about using the menstrual cup:  It Is Difficult To Insert & Take Out The most common misunderstanding regarding menstrual cups is that they are difficult to insert. This is not true. When properly placed, they form a vacuum seal and there is no need to be concerned about leaking. If you're having trouble inserting your period cup, here are 3 simple steps to follow: Clean your hands. Fold and secure (one of the most common ways to fold a menstrual cup is a push down-fold). Place the folded cup in...

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Femino Period Underwear – Wash & Care Guide

It might be difficult enough to deal with menstruation without having to worry about the aftermath. Fortunately, wearing period underwear simplifies a lot of things. If you've already made the wise decision to use period underwear instead of tampons or pads, you understand the importance of investing in long-lasting items. If you've chosen the Femino Period underwear, you're probably aware that it can last up to two years without losing absorbency or quality if properly cared for. Here are the simple steps to keep maintain your Femino briefs in their best condition: Step 1: Pre-Wash To reduce lasting stains on your period underwear, we recommend rinsing or lightly scrubbing them with soap and water before placing them in the washing machine....

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Free Bleeding - How period briefs are normalising menstruation

Concerns about the unannounced arrival of periods or the blood soaking & staining through your clothes, are often the result of a lack of conversation about menstruation. The goal of free bleeding is to change all of that. However, there can be some misunderstanding about what it means to free-bleed. Here's what you should know.  What does Free Bleeding Mean? The concept of free bleeding is straightforward: you menstruate without using typical sanitary items such as tampons or pads to absorb or collect your flow. Some see it as a movement aimed at normalising menstruation. There are several approaches that can be taken. Some people wear their regular underwear — or do not wear underwear at all — while others...

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Refreshing Relief - Raspberry Mango Coconut Water Smoothie

This delightful smoothie will have you daydreaming of a warm beach somewhere! It's jam-packed with sharp and fresh flavours, owing primarily to raspberry and mango. The key ingredient here, though, is fresh ginger. The ginger really brings it to life and makes it incredibly refreshing and energetic.  Use coconut water to thin out this smoothie. If you don't like coconut water, you could substitute plain water or your preferred type of milk. This is more of a snack rather than a meal replacement smoothie. A Smoothie For The Final Stage Of Menstruation If no implantation occurs during this point of your cycle, the thicker uterine lining begins to disintegrate. This stage is accompanied by many PMS symptoms such as mood...

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